Brute (Briggs and Stratton) not starting when I pull the start/stop button up
by Al Townsend
I purchased a Brute (Briggs and Stratton) 10 Gallon 125PSI electric air compressor about 5 years ago. I have used it about 5 or 6 times with mild duty.
Just recently, I tried to use it. It started with a struggle and the switch tripped. I reset it several times and it finally loaded up to it's rated cut off pressure. I used the unit for about 10 minutes and noticed that the pressure was lowering due to use. The unit did not power up again and all of the pressure was lost.
It has not operated since. I did some research and ended up changing out the capacitor. No fix. I am getting a voltage reading at the electrical connections on the contact box. But, I am not getting an operation of either the compressor or the motor when I turn the unit on.
Can someone help me find a solution: firstname.lastname@example.org